APA/JPS/CAP/IAP 2024 Annual Meeting

Frank Brooks Lecture

Dr Brooks was a renowned GI physiologist and was viewed as one of the founding fathers of the field. To that end, Dr. Brooks started the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences, serving as its first Editor-in-Chief. Recognized nationally and internationally, Dr. Brooks was President of the American Gastroenterology Association in 1980, and won several awards, including its highest one, the Julius Friedenwald Medal. He trained and mentored a generation of students, residents and GI fellows. As described by Dr. Paul Webster, 1978 APA President, Dr. Frank Brooks was a gentleman of the first order, and an individual who supported young investigators and young academicians, a motivator, an organizer, an inspiration and a clinical leader.

2023 Dafna Bar-Sagi PhD | Disruption of Immune Homeostasis Circuits in Pancreatic Cancer

2022  Anna Gukovskaya PhD | Unraveling Pancreatitis Puzzles

2021  Miklos Sahin-Toth MD | Hereditary Pancreatitis: 25 Years of an Evolving Paradigm

2020  Julia Mayerle MD | Immune Mechanisms and Their Role in Influencing the Outcomes in Pancreatitis: Cytokine Storm, SIRS-CARS

2019  Half Century of Pancreatic Cell Biology and Beyond Symposium

2018  Timothy Wang, MD | The Role of Nerves and Inflammation in Pancreatic Cancer

2017  Ronald M. Evans, PhD | Controlling Stroma to Corral Pancreatic Cancer

2016  Craig Logsdon, PhD | The Stressed Acinar Cell: Adapt, Die or Disaster

2015  Matthias Hebrok, PhD | Defining Progenitor Cells for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

2014  Anil Rustgi, MD | A New Perspective on IPMN, PanIN and PDAC Pathogenesis

2013  Steven D. Leach, MD | Ending the Beginning: Targeting PanIN Initiation and Progression

2012  Minoti Apte, MBBS, MMedSci, PhD | A Journey To, and With, the Stars of the Pancreas : Pivotal Roles of Pancreatic Stellate Cells in Health and Disease

2011  Michael Karin, PhD | Obesity, Autophagy & Infl ammation: Common Features in the Pathogenesis and Etiology of Liver and Pancreatic Cancers

2010  Jean Morisset, PhD | The Implication of CCK Receptors in Pancreatic Cancer Development: a Myth or a Neglected Possibility?

2009  Anirban Maitra, MBBS | Pancreatic Cancer in the Post-Genomics Era: Are we ready to take the road less traveled?

2008  John A. Williams, MD, PhD | Mechanisms of Pancreatic Growth Regulation by CCK and Nutrients

2007  J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD | G Protein-regulated Signaling Networks and Cancer: What Have We Learned?

2006  Jonathan Cohn, MD | Mutations in CFTR and Pancreatic Disease

2005  Markus M. Lerch, MD | The Innocent First Minutes of Disaster-How Pancreatitis Begins


2023 Markus Büchler MD | Pancreatic Cancer: The Particular Role of Surgery in the Era of Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment

2022 Darwin L. Conwell MD, MSc | Biomarker Development in Chronic Pancreatitis: An Update from PROCEED

2021 Vijay P. Singh MBBS | What I Learned from Pancreatitis

2020 Eileen M. O’Reilly MD | Genomics Era in Pancreas Cancer: Truth or Fiction?

2019 Paul Webster Symposium | Half Century of Progress in Pancreatic Surgery and Beyond

2018 Nageshwar Reddy, MD | Five Decades of the Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy – The Changing Scenario

2017 Markus M. Lerch MD | The Shifting Landscape of Pancreatitis

2016 David Patrick Ryan, MD | Pancreatic Cancer in 2017: Where Are We and Where Are We Heading?

2015 Pramod Garg, MD | Why Have We Failed in Developing a Therapy For Pancreatitis?

2014 Andrew L. Warshaw, MD | Appropriate Health Care: A Surgeon’s View of the Patient with Pancreatic Disease

Previous Programs

Past APA Final Programs


Consensus Conferences

A pre-meeting symposium has been a great way to gather experts in a particular field and publish guidelines for patient care.


(2014) Acute Pancreatitis: Progress & Challenges
(2014) APA/Kenner Family Research Fund: Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer Summit Conference
(2013) State of the Science in Idiopathic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis
(2012) Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pancreatitis
(2011) Practice Guidelines in Chronic Pancreatitis
(2010) Interventions in Pancreatic Necrosis